2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 7!

Hey, Everyone!

Praise God, He is still risen on Monday! I trust that your Resurrection Sunday was so full of Jesus. This was our second Easter as a church at Bayou City Fellowship and all of our services were filled to the brim, not only with people but also with hope. I love this time of year so much. I cannot think of anything in existence that exceeds the implications of the empty tomb: not the heavens above you, not the earth beneath your feet, not a single school or workplace, nor the blackest heart or most broken mind. No power nor principality can roll that stone back over the mouth of that tomb. Come one, come all. Come while there is still time. Come to Jesus.


I only have a few minutes on here today because Jackson and Annabeth are at my house, each playing within feet of me. (Right where I want them, needless to say.) Annabeth just put her baby doll in my lap and said, “Bibby, you need to change her diaper. She pottied in her pants.” So, there you go. As much as I’d like to linger on here with you today, obviously this is not the time. Diapers need changing around this place.


In the meantime, you and I have arrived at Verse 7! Our Scripture memory year is rolling like a freight train. We’re starting to flip those spirals now, Sisters! Don’t you grow weary. We have a lot ahead to celebrate! In case you like seasonal verses, these might be a few options this time around. (I’m grinning while writing these but if there’s anything we don’t want to be, Sister, it’s the Old Testament’s take on a  fool. Today or ever.)

Psalm 14:1 —  The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”


Proverbs 12:15 — The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.


Proverbs 29:11 — A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.


Then again, the New Testament gives a whole new twist to the idea of foolishness. This is the verse I’m selecting this time around.


Beth, Houston. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27 ESV

And that’s the only reason I have the privilege to serve you.

Merciful One, You turned the world upside down.


Let’s hear your 7th verses, Sisters!






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  1. 3901
    Michelle Silveous says:

    Michelle, Colorado Springs
    Proverbs 29:11 — A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. ESV

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      Miranda Matteson says:

      Miranda Matteson
      Bellevue, NE

      “And the God of all grace, who called you to him eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen” 1 Peter 5:10-11

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    Joy Breedlove says:

    Joy – Serving in Kenya

    So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words, who forsakes the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God; for her house sinks down to death and her paths to the departed, none who go to her come back, nor do they regain the paths of life. Proverbs: 2: 16-19 ESV

  3. 3903
    Andrea Mastin says:

    Andrea, Ontario Canada

    ” Cast all your worries on me for I really care about you ( 2Peter 5:7)

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    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda – Winchester, KY

    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    Psalm 51:10 NIV

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    Susan House says:

    Susan H., Lady Lake, FL

    Psalm 96:3 Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples. NIV

  6. 3906
    Sherry Smith says:

    Sherry Smith in Marietta GA (sorry late)

    Exodus 15:11

    English Standard Version (ESV)

    11 “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
    Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
    awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?

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    Angie M says:

    Can’t remember if I posted on the 1st – had my verse, but can’t remember! 🙂

    Angie M
    Purcellville, VA

    “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6 (NKJV)

  8. 3908
    Sarah Cox says:

    Sarah from Jay, OK

    “He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress. I will not be shaken.” Psalm 62:6 (NIV)

  9. 3909
    Lissa says:

    Lissa from Granbury, TX: Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us Ephesians 3:20 ESV

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    Michelle Stevens says:

    Eucha, OK

    “He forgives all my sin and heals all my disease.” Psalms 103:3 NLT

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    Pam, RoaringSprings, TX says:

    And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God send out into all the earth. Rev 5:6 NKJV

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    Katie says:

    Katie, Kentucky

    Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand
    Or whenever you turn to the left. – Isaiah 30:21 NKJV

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    Kim Davis says:

    Lakeland, FL

    “We wait in hope for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in You.”. Psalm 33:20-22 (NIV)

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    Becky Jackson says:

    Becky -Seminole, FL The fool says in his heart “There is no God” Psalm 14:1

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    brook hensley says:

    Brook – Santa Monica, CA
    There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you – who are you to judge your neighbor? James 4.12 NIV84

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    Adrienne, Valdosta, GA

    “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”
    Col 3:23 (NLT)

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    Dawn Kornelson says:

    Dawn Kornelson
    Airdrie,Alberta Canada

    But who can discern their own errors?
    Forgive my hidden faults.
    Psalm 19:12 NIV

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    fuzzytop says:

    Jasper, TN

    Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.

    Rom 12:10 NIV

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    Betty Scofield – Lees Summit, MO

    Matthew 22:37 NLT’

    “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind.”

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    Emily says:

    Emily from Birmingham, AL

    “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

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    Diane Argabright says:

    Diane, Wedgefield, SC – See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I annouce them to you.” Isaiah 42:9 (NIV 1984)

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    Debra says:


    For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:9-10 NIV84

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    Rachel says:

    Dallas, TX

    Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

    Romans 8:26 (ESV)

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    Melisa Benham says:

    Melisa-Waco, Texas
    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3: 12-13 (NIV)

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    Angie Miller says:

    Angie M – Macon, MS
    “Everything is permissible” – but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible” – but not everything is constructive.
    1 Corinthians 10:23, NIV

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    Linda Duff says:

    Linda, Spring, Texas – Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14 ESV

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    Jeani says:

    Webster, Texas

    Psalm 85:10 (NKJV)

    “Mercy and truth have met together , rightousness and peace have kissed”

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    Laura says:

    Laura from Boynton beach, FL

    Hebrews 4:12 – NCV

    “God’s word is alive and working and is sharper than a double-edged sword. It cuts all the way into us, where the soul and spirit are joined, to the center of our joints and bones. And it judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts.”

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    Audrey Neuschafer says:

    Audrey, Cimarron, KS: “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.'” Psalm 14:1 (NIV) Happy April!

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    Charlotte Brown says:

    Charlotte B, Seymour, Texas
    James 1:2-3 Count it all joy my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. James 1:2-3 ESV

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    Cathie Byers says:

    Cathie – Jacksonville, Florida

    Isaiah 46:4 – The NET

    Even when you are old, I will take care of you,
    even when you have gray hair, I will carry you.
    I made you and I will support you;
    I will carry you and rescue you.

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    Rachel Jones says:

    Rachel, Clemmons, NC
    Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18, NIV

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    Shannon Olson says:

    Shannon – Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
    Psalm 139:24 (NLT)
    Point out anything in me that offends you,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

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    Heather Stanley says:

    Heather, London ON
    1 Corinthians 15:20 “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” NIV

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    Sharon says:

    Glennville GA

    Gal 6:4. MSG
    Make a careful exploration of who you are
    and the work you have been given,
    and then sink yourself into it.
    Don’t be impressed with yourself.
    Don’t compare yourself to others.

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    Monica says:

    1Corinthians 6:12 NIV

    12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.

    Struggling with food/exercising/moderation

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    Jaclyn says:

    Jaclyn from Naperville, IL: Proverbs 12:15 — The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. NIV

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    Elsie B says:

    In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:11 NIV

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    Amy, Chesterfield, MO says:

    Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)
    Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
    and He will establish your plans.

    To be followed up with Proverbs 16:9 next verse!

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    Gena Carter says:


    Elgin, Tx

    Proverbs 12:15 — The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

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    Cam says:

    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
    Colossians 3:13(NIV)

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    Brooke says:

    This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
    Brooke, Fredericksburg,VA

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    Brooke says:

    Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Lead me in the path of your commandments for I delight in it. Incline my heart to your testimonies and not to selfish gain. Psalm 119:33-35 ESV

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    Lindsay Haselden says:

    Lindsay Haselden, from Florence, SC –

    But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end.
    -Hebrews 3:13-14 NIV

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    Brenna Love says:

    Brenna, Chatham IL

    1 John 4:19 (NIV)

    We love because he first loved us.

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    Ti-Leigh Telford says:

    Orlando, FL

    Isaiah 51:4, ESV
    “Give attention to me, my people,
    and give ear to me, my nation;
    for a law will go out from me,
    and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples.

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    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Schertz, Texas

    “A fool gives a whole new twist to the idea of foolishness” Prov 29:11 ESV

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    Becky says:

    Becky, Chattanooga, TN

    “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great to understand.”

    Psalm 139:5-6 NLT

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    Kristin, Suwanee, GA ~

    The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged. ~ Deuteronomy 31.8(NIV)

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    Janet Norwood says:

    Janet, Lenoir, NC: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13 NIV

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